Sony introduces new, fun-sized PlayStation Classic

With Nintendo’s NES Classic and SNES Classic, and Sega’s Mega Drive Mini already surfing that retro nostalgia wave, I guess this was totally inevitable – Sony is now playing me-too with the announcement of backwards compatibility on PS4 the PlayStation Classic, a micro replica of the original console pre-loaded with 20 “generation-defining” games and launching in time for the holidays like it’s 1994.

The PlayStation Classic supports HDMI output, and ships with two controllers for local multiplayer. The complete list of pre-loaded games isn’t confirmed for the moment, but includes Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, R4 Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms, according to the press stuff.

It’s out on 3 December in the US and Europe, and with PlayStation’s presence in South Africa, I’d probably expect local availability around the same time.

xCloud isn’t going to replace your Xbox console or PC… yet